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TKEEAhe Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) is a business association dedicated to promoting the energy efficiency and advanced energy industries in Pennsylvania. KEEA advocates on behalf of energy efficiency and advanced energy professionals on the local, state, and federal levels. By representing the interests of the advanced energy industry in Pennsylvania, KEEA is growing the market for energy efficiency and helping the Keystone State secure a prosperous, sustainable tomorrow.

KEEA has an ambitious energy policy agenda to modernize utilities and energy markets in Pennsylvania. We have shown tremendous entrepreneurial growth over the last several years and now seek additional team members to help us take the next steps.

Position Summary

The Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) is soliciting applications for a full-time Policy Associate.


The Policy Associate will work with and support the Senor Policy Associate in all aspects of KEEA’s policy initiatives.  The Policy Associate will perform policy writing, conduct research and analysis, assist with internal and external communications, engage businesses (both KEEA members and non-members), participate in coalitions with external partner groups, and engage in direct advocacy.

Reports to

Senior Policy Associate.

Project Focus

KEEA has been advancing and defending state and federal energy policy through the tactics mentioned above.  The Policy Associate will focus on 1-2 priority campaigns in KEEA’s policy portfolio, to be determined.

Work products will include assisting in drafting testimony; preparing comments for submission to state decision makers; developing strategy documents to influence decision makers; organizing lobby days, business roundtables, and district meetings with legislators; producing sign-on letters and media pieces; and conducting research to guide KEEA’s policy agenda into the future.

Other Responsibilities

Miscellaneous tasks.


Relevant educational and/or professional experience in advocacy, research, utilities, government, energy efficiency business, energy policy, public policy, or law.

The ideal candidate will have many of the personal and professional skills to be successful in this role, including:

  • Persuasive written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong technical research and quantitative analysis skills in energy and economics.
  • Expertise in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as, on teams.
  • Familiarity with utility regulation, rate-making, industrial energy efficiency, energy efficiency programs and technology, utility and advanced energy business models, and energy and climate change policy.
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, Pennsylvania-specific energy efficiency and energy policy issues, including Act 129, utility regulation, and environmental policy.
  • Experience in, or knowledge of the EPA Clean Power Plan, New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision, and other leading national initiatives.
  • Ability to foster and grow relationships with key partners and businesses.
  • Creative problem solving abilities, including in the development and execution of marketing programs and advocacy strategy.
  • Vision and a tireless work ethic. You are inspired and driven by being part of a hard-working team.
  • Demonstrated ability in generating revenue for your work.

Workplace Policy

KEEA is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion and hires on merit.


Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefit package. Employment is at-will. Successful candidate is expected to remain in the organization for one year at minimum, with potential for longer-term employment and growth, pending funding.

To Apply

Please send your complete application (resume, cover letter, two relevant writing samples) to Matt Elliott, Senior Policy Associate at, and include Policy Associate in the subject line. No phone calls please. Please reference where you learned of this opportunity. Thank you.